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can find the common ground necessary. bill: that's the same potion had the weekend before the election. meanwhile there are strong warning the fiscal cliff could have dire consequences. lay out the stakes here. what are they? >> according to the congressional budget office, the bean counters in congress, they say recession. if you cut spending and raise taxes as is planned january 1 you get a recession and a 1.9% -- you get a 9.1% unemployment rate next year. the republicans are saying do not raise tax rates. the democrats are saying, president obama and harry reid are saying tax the rich, raise tax rates. this is all about tax rates. the democrats led by president obama and harry reid, president obama will speak later today. their firm position for many years has been tax the rich. bill: what boehner is arguing you can find other sources of revenue by reforming the tax system. what does boehner get if he cuts a deal. >> if he cuts a deal and agrees to some kind of compromise where we do raise tax rates on the rich. there are two things may get in return. more spending cuts. at least t
? dow seeing the worst day of the year, plummeting 300 points the morning after the election. fears after fiscal cliff driving investors out the door only hours gave president obama another four years in the white house. that is where we start today. good morn i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning, bill hemmer. i'm martha maccallum. a big piece of unfinished business, helping to push the dow below the 13,000 mark. a ugly day yesterday. washington failing to deal with the monster tax hike issue coming down the pipeline. mapped door budget cuts kick in in 54 days. house speaker john boehner says it is time for the president to lead. here he is is talking about that. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be lead, not as democrats or republicans but americans. we want you to lead, not as a liberal or conservative but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. bill: stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company", fox business network. the issues on the table are the same issues as monday. we want you to succeed by the way. what did you hear or what
didn't know about the investigation until after the election. >> they have protocols in place for when they notify the executive branches of investigation. it's simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the:situation regarding general pea tray us until wednesday. >> reporter: the cia assistant director morrell will brief the committees today. martha: now that he's a civilian, doug, thank you. bill: he mentioned senator barrasso. he will be our guest in 10 minutes. we'll put the questions to him. cast of characters involved in the story. it can be confusing. top left now on screen, will be david petraeus. lawmakers on the hill want to know if national security was threatened by his cia chief's affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. bottom left. fit was broadwell investigators say sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley. she is bottom right. that womb and it was found was trading hundreds of e-mails with general john allen. pentagon officials say those e-mails may be inappropriate. the president and his defense chief sticking by allen whose nomination to lead nato forces is
the election we can finally report to you this morning that president obama has indeed won the state of florida. they finished their count on saturday. the final tally, president obama 50% of the vote. governor romney 49.1% of the vote, a slim 74,000 votes divided the two candidates. the win gave the president eight of the nine critical swing states. he only lost to mitt romney north carolina. gregg: well, new signs that democrats and republicans could be moving toward a compromise deal, well at least they're talking about it, to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. major tax hikes across the board spending cuts, set to automatically go into effect at the end of the year. on "face the nation", senior obama advisor david axelrod discussing how both sides seem to be moving closer to a key sticking point. >> speaker boehner seemed to suggest that he was open to closing loopholes, to real tax reform. can you get there by just closing loopholes, or will it take more than that? >> well, look, i don't want to prejudge the discussions. i think that the speaker's comments have been encouraging and there is
to the period of the election because we've had a real burst of information, some of it extremely public, like the raid on paula broadwell's home in north carolina late last night. an event like that prior to the election would have garnered a lot of attention from the media and would have been very hard to sort of explain away as a random event. now that the floodgates have opened on general petraeus it does seem we're in for the new information about general allen and potentially others as well. bill: do we have time for one more? if so quickly, tell me where is the fbi's investigation now? >> reporter: well i just mentioned there was this raid on paula broadwell's home in north carolina. what we could see there is agents, this is pretty typical, taking away boxes and bags presumably of evidence. they were looking for more information about her relationship with general petraeus. i think that's significant because one of the key factors here is when that relationship bee sfwan. -- began. what is publicly said after he left the military and he was director of the cia though military sources i
at the news conference since his election. white house correspondent ed henry he said he too wants to get to the bottom what happened at benghazi. >> their number one priority is to protect american lives. that's what our job is. >> [inaudible]. >> ed, we're, i'll put forward, i will put forward every bit of information that we have. i can tell you immediately upon finding out that our folks in were in danger that my orders to my national security team, do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. martha: but what happened then? because there are stories, reports that they asked to proceed and they were told to stand down. and lost their lives. i'm joined by chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live from capitol hill this morning. catherine, what do we expect in these closed hearings today. >> reporter: thank you, martha. fox news is told lawmakers will drill down on three issues today. first and perhaps foremost the intelligence picture leading up to the attack on the consulate in benghazi on 9/11. there were a series of incidents between june and september of this
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